According to the news agency, with the rise of Chinese and Korean manufacturers, the survival of Japanese semiconductor manufacturers has become increasingly severe and competition has intensified.
Recently, Matsushita announced that it will officially terminate its LCD panel production business in 2021. As early as 16 years ago, due to fierce competition, Panasonic has terminated the LCD screen business of the TV set and turned to the automotive and industrial sectors, but it is difficult to achieve profitability in a competitive situation.
According to IHS Markit's survey results, in the field of small and medium-sized LCD panels, Japan's JDI and Sharp ranked first and fifth in the world with 17.6% and 9.3% respectively.
However, JDI is currently facing severe debt problems. The company is undergoing management restructuring within the company; Sharp's display business is profitable in the half-year earnings report, but there are still many uncertainties in the future.
Due to the withdrawal of Panasonic, the largest suppliers in the Japanese LCD panel market are only JDI, Sharp, Kyocera and Mitsubishi Electric. Whether it is possible to play a role in a fiercely competitive situation, the formation of unique selling points will determine the survival of these enterprises.